John Crist cancels remaining 2019 tour dates due to sexual misconduct allegations

John Crist cancels remaining 2019 tour dates due to sexual misconduct allegations

 

These allegations, according to Berglund, included sexting multiple women, having sexual relationships with women who were married, and giving away tickets to his shows in return for sexual favors. The testimonies of five women are mentioned in Berglund's report. The women are not named in the report, though an editor's note says that four of the five gave permission to use their names. 

In an email sent to Charisma News earlier this week published in the story, Crist wrote he was “not guilty of everything I've been accused of,” but he admitted to treating “relationships with women far too casually, in some cases even recklessly.”

“My behavior has been destructive and sinful. I've sinned against God, against women and the people who I love the most. I have violated my own Christian beliefs, convictions and values, and have hurt many people in the process,” stated Crist.

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Jim wrote:

Well, I guess my dwelling is firmly under that rock as well, because I also don't know that name.

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Mark_Smith's picture

You have to forgive my ignorance. :-)  I live in a fly-over state. We don't get much civilization out here, especially novelties like Christian comedians.

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Always great to hear from you Jim.  I have heard of the guy but I'm not real familiar with him.  HBO just canceled him right.  

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Mark_Smith wrote:

You have to forgive my ignorance. :-)  I live in a fly-over state. We don't get much civilization out here, especially novelties like Christian comedians.

Times I've been to Christian comedian performances ....

ONCE: I attended Hyles' Pastor's School in 1978. Jack Hyles had John R Rice's horse paraded to the platform and he gave it a doctorate from the college. The horse defecated and stunk up the place. True story

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Jim wrote:
ONCE: I attended Hyles' Pastor's School in 1978. Jack Hyles had John R Rice's horse paraded to the platform and he gave it a doctorate from the college. The horse defecated and stunk up the place. True story

Now that is great comedy!

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Not ashamed, just who I am, and I don't even have the excuse of being in flyover country like Mark.  :^)    Also on the light side, kudos to Rice's horse for telling us what a doctorate from Hyles-Anderson is worth.  

Seriously, that's pretty sad, and while I'm not party to what happened with Crist, it's telling that his behavior appears to have been repeated with many women, but it stayed quiet this long.  Whether it's the power of shame or something else, that's a big deal.  There is also the question of what "tells" where out there that Crist was not on the up & up.  We may not have all the answers--I certainly do not--but might be worth addressing as we consider the impacts of celebrity culture in the church.  

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